Vikings: The Complete First Season [3 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 1730166
  • Release Date: 10/15/2013
$14.99
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (333 out of 337)

Special Features


  • Deleted scenes
  • Audio commentary on select episodes
  • A warrior society: viking culture and law
  • Birth of the vikings
  • Forging the viking army: warfare and tactics

Cast & Crew


  • Gabriel Byrne - Earl Haraldson
  • George Blagden - Athelstan




Customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Danger Intrigue Adventure

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    wisdomseeker
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    My husband is actually the reason why we both decided to watch Vikings Season 1 together (so far we have watched up to Season 2 espisode 2). I had actually had this show as one of the ones I’m following in my tumblr feed and recently took my husband up on his offer to watch it with me (we are both open-minded about what each other watches, but there are certain shows I watch on my own and there are ones he watches on his own). However, this is one show that we both can agree on because of the adventure, intrigue, and the element of always leaving the viewer to guess what is going to happen. The show centers around the character of Ragnar (Travis Fimmel), his friend Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard),Ragnar’s wife Lagertha (Kateryn Winnick), and his brother Rollo (Clive Standen). Ragnar has an understandable aggressive streak essential for this survivor. However, he also has a large heart of gold hidden beneath his tough exterior for his wife Lagertha, their children Bjorn (Nathan O’ Toole) and Gyda (Ruby O’ Leary), his brother Rollo, and a strong kinship with his friend Floki. Ragnar has an overriding goal to conquer lands beyond his own homeland. As naturally expected, both Ragnar and those closest to them experience various detours along the way towards their objective of expanding their lands. I want to say more, however I am concerned of providing too many spoilers for those who have yet to see the Viking series. Normally, I mention who my favorite characters of the show are yet I feel guided to discuss just my husband’s favorite characters for this show. My husband sees the good in various characters portrayed within the episodes of the Viking series that we have seen so far. However, my husband admitted that Ragnar and Floki are two of his favorite characters of the Viking series. He likes Ragnar because there is a sense of calm and confidence about him unless the lives of those closest to him are danger (including members of his community). I think that my husband also admired the character portrayal shown on how Ragnar could separate how he has to be in battle while carefully retaining his soul and sense of feeling for his wife, children, his brother, and his allies (including Floki). My husband also admired the character of Floki because of his assured and energetic spirit as well as how he helps out Ragnar and his wife regardless of what is in it for him.. For instance, I noticed that my husband mentioned how Floki was also one of his favorite characters when there was a scene where Floki chose to help out Ragnar and his wife even with being uncertain as to where and when he would get his next food stores (there is a scene where Lagertha expresses concern at Floki generously sharing what was left of the last of his essential food for the winter). However, even with no guarantee of a positive or negative outcome, Floki’s character is seen expressing to Lagertha that she and her husband Ragnar have no reason to fear as he trusts that he will still somehow be provided for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All is fair in love and war

    Posted
    solarpm
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    Bought Vikings season 1 because... - it has far few advertisements than the T.V show - already own season 2 & 3 - to share with others that have not seen the T.V show - Very little time to research all things Viking related. This show helps expand my poor understanding about the historical importance they Vikings played alongside the English empire of old. [ PROS ] - back of case lists regional codes - buy from Best Buy & earn reward zone points - available as DVD or Blue Ray - supportive web content - the DVD's can be displayed in various screen ratios without noticable loss of dpi quality. - the DVD's audio can be changed if your T.V supports other sound settings. [ CONS ] - no exclusive content / offers - Overpriced, $29.99 for 3 DVD's Each disc only has approx. 10 episodes while most T.V shows have 16 to 22 per season. - No additional camera angle options.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Different than the Vikings you were taught.

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    flushingmovielover
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    Such an amazing series. I don't understand why the seasons are not longer. Like almost everyone else, the movie shattered my perception of what Vikings and their culture were all about. Pretty much every American junior or high school text book says Vikings were brigands, only pillaged, plundered, and murdered. But in reality, this series tells you they were also fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, and farmers and average Joes, forced to plunder because of circumstances. Plus you have the amazingly gorgeous Katheryn Winnick, and Travis Fimmel is so amazing as Lothbrok. The way that guy acts, you never know what is coming next: a smile, rage, a hug, or an ax splitting apart your skull.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining

    Posted
    Superduper
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    Seems like most of the not-rated series out there includes profanity, explicit (or near explicit) X or serious R type scenes. It's almost like producers don't think they can sell anything unless it's chock full or nasty scenes or foul language. Was pleasantly suprised to see this one does not. There are some mature themed scenes but with what they show on TV nowadays, nothing that would make you uncomfortable or hide inside locked BR to view. There is violence & gore but anyone watch the supernatural series lately? Bottom line is good and entertaining series that you can watch in LR big screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blind buy turned out good.

    Posted
    WD72
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    I have heard from here and there that this show was pretty good, but I have never actually watched it. They recently had this series on sale at Best Buy, so I took a chance and grabbed it for $15. I was iffy on this at first, but it slowly grabbed me. In between the very violent acts, I enjoy the slower parts as well. Learning about the culture is good stuff, and the Priest slave out-of-water so to speak experience is an interesting thing. The 9 episodes flew by. Entertaining show.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Vikings Rule!!!

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    Jackwx
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    A History Channel show as fun and exciting as a bunch of invading Vikings? Wait this show is about Vikings in early Scandinavia and based on actual characters in history Ragnar Lothbrok, Lagertha, Athelston, Floki, Bjorn and Rollo make this an addictive live action drama with tons of intrigue, sword fighting, sea voyages, exploration and yes pillaging. History Channel has renewed this show for Season 4 but you have to watch from the beginning as the farmer transforms to warrior to explorer and conqueror.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great show

    Posted
    Alex1234
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    Don't thinkt of it as a GoT copy, because it isn't even close. The cultural aspects of viking life are treated with a little more care and we can see how the vikings interact with each other and other cultures; however, by no means should it be considered as a tool for teaching history lessons. Honestly, the characters are a tid bit more real, strong but because their life as farmers and fightsrs has help develop that strength. Quite frankly, it's a breath of fresh air.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Interesting story

    Posted
    kscwby67
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    I watched the first episode on tv then got busy with work and forgot all about it, so I bought the dvd's just before the start of season 2. It starts with a small tribe of Vikings who go against their leader's orders and goes east in search of plunder. They come back and are branded as troublesome and are watched closely. The continuing drama after sets up an amazing story with good actors, writers and sets. It makes you feel as if you are there watching the events unfold.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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